ILBIJERRI THEATRE COMPANY AND TE RĒHIA THEATRE COMPANY

BLACK TIES

Written by John Harvey and Tainui Tukiwaho | Directed by Rachael Maza and Tainui Tukiwaho
WORLD PREMIERE SEASON AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND TOUR

Two families, two cultures… too much!

When Māori corporate hotshot Hera and Aboriginal consultancy entrepreneur Kane locked eyes at a Cultural Awareness session, it was love at first sight. Ambitious and career focused, Kane and Hera now have their perfect future all mapped out. But there is one thing they can’t control…their families!

As the biggest mob of Aunties, Uncles and cousins from both sides of the ditch get worked up for the blackest wedding ever, reality is sinking in. Fast! Will this international love story bring two strong cultures together? Or will it blow Hera and Kane’s world apart? 

BLACK TIES is a hilarious and heart-warming immersive theatre experience by ILBIJERRI Theatre Company (Australia) and Te Rēhia Theatre Company (Aotearoa/New Zealand) that reminds us of the power of love to unite.

With a peerless cast including Uncle Jack Charles, Mark Coles Smith, Lisa Maza, Tuakoi Ohia and Brady Peeti, and created by a brilliant team of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori artists, BLACK TIES reimagines the popular wedding rom-com from a distinctively First Nations perspective. Set to a live score of Black anthems and wedding classics, it will be a party to remember.

https://www.festival.nz/events/all/black-ties/
https://www.aucklandfestival.co.nz/events/black-ties/